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LITTER ACT 2007 - SECT 24

Division 4 - Onus of registered operators and owners 24. Onus of registered operator in respect of motor vehicle or trailer

(1) If –

(a) an offence against this Act relating to the use of a motor vehicle or trailer has been committed; and

(b) the identity of the person who committed the offence cannot be established –

the registered operator of the motor vehicle or trailer, as the case may be, is taken to have committed the offence, whether or not the registered operator was driving, or in charge of, the motor vehicle or trailer at the time of the offence unless the registered operator can establish a defence under this section.
(2) It is a defence in proceedings for an offence under this section if the registered operator establishes that –

(a) the offence was committed by another person; or

(b) when the offence occurred –

(i) the relevant motor vehicle or trailer was being used without the registered operator's knowledge or consent; or

(ii) a person other than the registered operator was in charge of the relevant motor vehicle or trailer; or

(iii) the registered operator had no right or interest in the relevant motor vehicle or trailer.

(3) Subsection (2) does not exclude any other defence provided by law.



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